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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Shopping at the Apple Store Reply with quote

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Yup. Same frustration here. Although, it's nice if you pay with a credit card. Nearly any employee with those hand held thingy's can swipe your card and your on your way. Heck, they even email you the receipt so as to keep it "green" of course! It's kinda cool to be able to check out while drooling ON the latest notebooks.... Wink

Ahhhh, trust Hackers to come in and move this thread back on topic!!! Wink Smile Razz


Right JB, maybe there should be a Top Gear thread. I'm waiting for someone to comment on my t-shirt when I'm wearing it. I love that show.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:17 am    Post subject: Re: Shopping at the Apple Store Reply with quote

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Right JB, maybe there should be a Top Gear thread. I'm waiting for someone to comment on my t-shirt when I'm wearing it. I love that show.

I was in Tesco (supermarket) only yesterday, when I discovered that they sell Top Gear cakes, topped with an image of the Stig made of icing. I immediately thought of you and how much you'd appreciate that cake! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I walk into an Apple store, and I become immediately bored, turn around and walk out.

I think it was that 6 inch Firewire cable I asked about one time. I should have remembered that if there isn't a price on something, you can't afford it. Confused

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Shopping at the Apple Store Reply with quote

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Right JB, maybe there should be a Top Gear thread. I'm waiting for someone to comment on my t-shirt when I'm wearing it. I love that show.

I was in Tesco (supermarket) only yesterday, when I discovered that they sell Top Gear cakes, topped with an image of the Stig made of icing. I immediately thought of you and how much you'd appreciate that cake! Smile


JB, I would like that cake. That's great. Hope you're all settled in with the move. Moving is a hassle, did it twice in one year, that was the end of it for me.
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I walk into an Apple store, and I become immediately bored, turn around and walk out.

I think it was that 6 inch Firewire cable I asked about one time. I should have remembered that if there isn't a price on something, you can't afford it. Confused

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They're usually crowded with lookers here, so it's almost impossible to get help if you need it. I only go there when I know what I want, like when I bought my MacPro, I found a guy in an Apple shirt, pointed to the system, said 'that,' and bought it, there was a cash station at that time.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Shopping at the Apple Store Reply with quote

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Hope you're all settled in with the move. Moving is a hassle, did it twice in one year, that was the end of it for me.

Thanks Bobaloo, this last move was a biggie - the north-east of England to the south-east, about 360 miles (600km) which is about as far as you can travel in one day in a van.

I'm renting at the moment, so I know that a day will come when I'll be moving house again but from now on, I'm staying in Sussex. No more 360 mile house moves! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Shopping at the Apple Store Reply with quote

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Hope you're all settled in with the move. Moving is a hassle, did it twice in one year, that was the end of it for me.

Thanks Bobaloo, this last move was a biggie - the north-east of England to the south-east, about 360 miles (600km) which is about as far as you can travel in one day in a van.

I'm renting at the moment, so I know that a day will come when I'll be moving house again but from now on, I'm staying in Sussex. No more 360 mile house moves! Rolling Eyes


I know what you mean about moving. When I sold my apartment in the city, we put stuff in storage and moved in with my in-laws, while we looked for a house. We were there for about 6 months and then moved into the house. I hate moving. The worst move I ever did though, was moving from one apartment to another upstairs in the same building. You don't hire a van to do that. I pulled my back out moving all my records, it was the '70s. Did the move in a weekend.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If there's one thing that this last move has taught me, is that I've really got to get rid of a large slice of the crap that I haul from house to house. It can either go on eBay, go to the charity shops or go to the local dump... but some of it has got to go.

I've made a small start with some toy soldiers that I've been hanging onto for some reason. I was just going to throw them into the rubbish bin, then I said to myself "Give 'em to a charity shop, some kid or collector will be pleased to have them", but just out of curiosity I checked eBay to see if there was any kind of trading going on. And there was.

So instead of dumping them or giving them away, I put them on eBay. And what a jolly good job I did!!! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260356713520 Shocked Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi JonnyBoy

remember to pack them in separate boxes, otherwise they will fight.

Don't let them go for less than £15

Do you need some extra bids ?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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remember to pack them in separate boxes, otherwise they will fight.

Will do! Smile

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Don't let them go for less than £15

Considering I was flip-flopping between "bin" and "charity shop", I'll be happy with anything! Very Happy

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Do you need some extra bids ?

Thanks for the offer, but I don't want any tricks to backfire. I'm just hoping that the current bidders are genuine and aren't going to mess me about.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how do all the young assistants in the Apple stores know so much?

Did they not have a childhood, play around with cars and the opposite sex or were they just programmed in Apple. What will they do afterwards....sad

Overall the experience is unusual but worth it just to try out the glass stairs.

Lets hope the stores remain busy in the months to come.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good price JonnyBoy ( £16 )
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Good price JonnyBoy ( £16 )

You noticed! Very Happy Yes, my eyes popped out of my head when I saw the amount that they had gone for. I think that there's something to be said for hanging onto original packaging... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JB

it may also be due to the fact that there are still lots of kids out there ( young and old ).

Any how, well done.

Now you just have the other 50 packing cases to clear!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Now you just have the other 50 packing cases to clear!

Don't remind me! Sad Wink
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